A cancer ward at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness which was closed following an outbreak of clostridium difficile has reopened.
Ward 2C was closed last week after three patients contracted the infection.
It was the second time in a matter of months that the Highland hospital was hit by an outbreak of C.diff.
The ward has now been reopened to new patients after a deep-cleaning operation.
C.diff is a bacteria which affects patients on strong antibiotics, which means it is a serious problem in hospitals, affecting patients who are already ill and susceptible.
A ward at Raigmore Hospital was closed for more than two weeks in January over an outbreak of the same infection which was contracted by eight patients.
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